Elk Poachers in Musselshell County
Man, I hate poachers. Not only are they blatantly thumbing their noses at the law, they also give honest hunters a bad name. It would be one thing if someone is starving and trying to feed their family. Doesn't make it any more legal, of course, but slightly easier to stomach. I heard that some of these poachers like to keep a "kill log" of all the animals they illegally shoot. WTF. It's like some sick game.
The Musselshell County Sheriff's Office shared pics and details a couple of days ago on their Facebook page, detailing what appears to be THREE illegally shot elk, at least one of them was a mature six-point bull. The scumbag(s) that shot them left entire carcasses to rot. Such a waste of a beautiful animal. An animal that TONS of Montana hunters try to legally harvest (sometimes to no avail) every year. In season. Like you are supposed to.
Montana FWP has their long-running tip line if you have any information that might help them solve the crime. The number is 1-800-TIP-MONT. Let's hope the person(s) that did this are caught and punished to the full extent of the law.